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"Mount and blade with guns. That's right, swords and guns. What more could you want?"
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February 23

Chinese Translation Updated

Hello all, just a little update to let you know that the small update you received was to improve the Chinese Translations for the game, which you can select from the game's config window. Shouldn't affect anything else, so don't worry about it if you're not interested in Chinese :).

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February 20

Caribbean! is now released!

Hello Mount & Bladers!

Today marks the day that Caribbean! goes on full release. After almost a year of Early Access, Snowbird Game Studios (developers of With Fire and Sword) have worked with your suggestions to bring you this release version! It's a unique project and a very different game from when it was first made playable.

As reflected by the name, this project isn't a TaleWorlds or Mount & Blade game but a project developed by Snowbird Game Studios, using a licensed version of Warband's engine, tailored in areas to the specific needs of the title. Given that, you can expect to see a lot of differences, when compared to games from the Mount & Blade franchise.

Caribbean! is now available to purchase on Steam.

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About This Game

In an open sand box world you choose your allies, your enemies, what provinces to conquer, what castles to siege and what quests to embark on. With Fire & Sword builds and expands upon the highly regarded combat system from Mount & Blade: Warband. Firearms have been introduced to the battlefield. Additionally, muskets and pistols can now be used as sidearms in hand-to-hand combat to quickly drop your foes. In addition to the enhanced singleplayer mode, With Fire & Sword also provides a host of original multiplayer content including the new game mode: Captain.

Key Features:

  • A storyline based on the cult novel, "With Fire and Sword", from Nobel-prize winning author Henry Sienkiewicz.
  • A new century of warfare that brings pistols, muskets, grenades, and other advanced weaponry to the battlefield.
  • Fully customizable armies; players can outfit their soldiers with each piece of weaponry & armor.
  • Additional quest types. More political intrigue with colorful factions. More adventure in a new land.
  • Multiple endings to increase re-playability.
  • Deeply researched historical component encompassing every aspect of the game's assets.
  • Ferocious new multiplayer action, bringing players the thrill of pitting old technology against the looming threat of firearms.
  • 3 Main Story-driven quest-lines for the player to delve into once they've become known in a particular faction.
  • Additional quest types.
  • Implementation of firearms, adds a whole new layer of strategic depth to the franchise's proven combat model.
  • New Siege options to choose before besieging a town or castle.
  • New multiplayer Maps and new multiplayer mode, “Captain Team Deathmatch”

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.1Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1.2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 900 MB
    • Video Card: 128 MB+
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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61 of 70 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Why would you visit Poland, Ukraine, or Russia to experience slavic culture when you can just play Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword?
Purchase obscene amounts of vodka or fight the tartar horde, this game has it all!
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77 of 121 people (64%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
45.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Invaded Poland 11/10
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
10/10, be a slav and squat around the amazing land of virtual slavland, its the fun of slavland but without the cold weather, track suits, and angry russian teenagers
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
141.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I will lead your armies to victory. Then marry your daughters.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
719.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Mount & Blade: Fire and Sword is the third game from the game series of Mount & Blade. A sandbox game that takes players to control a character in an open world map with multiple major and minor factions.

Those who have played the previous/other games from the same series will know exactly what I am talking. If not, take a look at my Review related to M&B: Warband for a complete knowledge of what the series and its games are about: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198060352365/reviews/


So, I’ll begin my review by writing about the bad aspects of the game which are many...


No character background story:

That lack of such feature before your adventure can even begin, gives you the feeling that you will be playing with a completely random character. Unlike of what happens to all the other previous games in the series, Fire and Sword does not have a custom character background history.

Same engine and mechanics as in the previous game, Warband:

There is absolutely nothing new in Fire and sword that wasn’t been already seen and experienced in M&B: Warband. From the graphics and textures, what changes are that only muskets and matchlock pistols were added as a main weapon in the field of battle.

In few words, this game feels like an average community made mod/expansion, and not an actual game produced from a company who managed just before, to release the best game from its series that defined the whole concept of what a true sandbox game should be.

Even more bugs and errors:

Despite Warband having some issues with some insignificant bugs and errors that could be easily fixed most of the times, in Fire and Sword, not just it has the same bugs and errors but also other more bugs when you wish to do an action, but also in the quests themselves that can ruin your entire gameplay if you are unlucky enough not to create a save file before you accept that quest.

Boring and repetitive:

Even when both games follow the same concept of sandbox with a very similar if not the same gameplay style, the way the campaign map is designed being only made of grassland and more grassland instead of the 4 elements seen in Warband, such as the Desert, Snow, Grassland and Montains.


Unbalanced game:

Despite being interesting at the beginning, once you have invested some time in the game and in your campaign progress, you will realize that the game ends up by making you looting villages, sell items, hire troops and fight.

The players routine in the game to achieve success and power is a never ending repetitive loop.

Now finally, to the good aspects:

Music:

The music in this game is wonderful I must admit, to hear the piano and the violin while you shoot and slain people is very pleasing and mixes perfectly with the time period where the game is based on.

The age of gunpowder:

The addition of firearms and armies based on it in a Mount & Blade game is unique and indeed a surprise to players who enjoy shooting and slashing down opponents!

Conclusion:

I would rate this game a 20 out of 100 or a 1,0 out of 5,0 stars. The same exact graphics and game mechanics as in Warband in a game that could easily contain success, but failed miserably... a huge disappointment.


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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Tis a good but nuanced game. I could only recommend it to people who really like Mount & Blade and are interested in Polish history. Game has promised patches that never came, the "Black Mace" story quest (Ukraine/Zhaparozhie) is still broken IIRC haven't done it recently. The game is also incredibly imbalanced and the firearms are the worst of it.

The sad part is that it's not the inclusion of the firearms, but rather their mechanics. You can reload a a full-length rifle while galloping on horseback, I'm not even exaggerating sadly.

Like I said good but nuanced game. Only buy if you really like M&B and Polish history.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
M&B just got harder, this time with guns, oh dear, trying to shoot while riding is very hard but when you get the hang of it a lot of fun, get it in the collection when its on sale.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I.G.N: "It's like skyrim with guns" 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
This one doesn't get old. Will keep playing indefinitely.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Aim, Fire,
Perrsuuuuoooookk (musket sound)
YOU ALL MISSED STUPID ARMY
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
182.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Very Good....

Rating: 8/10
- Gameplay: 8
- Multiplayer: 8
- Campaign: 10
- Learning Curve/Depth: 10
- Community: 8

Great addition to Warband, this DLC allows you to really see the gamplay come out in spades! New factions and weapons are definitly fun!

Fight battles in first person using your horse and sword when you feel lucky and conquer the world as well in the strategy view. This game never seems to stop giving new twists and turns with its great sandbox environment. This game is a lot like sisters, one is always prettier and this one is not that sister (that is NW) but this one has a ton of personality!

- FPS Battles
- Overhead open world conquering
- Strong Character Development
- Strong Team Characters Developed


*Note graphics are dated because the game was released a long while ago but there are modifications available that bring it up to date!

**Quick update 12/27 about the story line, it is a bit flat to start with but then again it is a sandbox game so you are making the story up as you go!

Review Rig:
Core i7/12Gb/GTX750
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Removed kebab from Crimea with mighty ♥♥♥♥♥ war cry
10/10 Medieval Kebab Removal Simulator
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Props to my good friend RedAlpha for giving me this games as a Christmas gift. Thanks alot, buddy. Fire & Sword, as a standalone expansion to Warband, is almost mechanically identical to it's relative game and has everything from it that makes it good, but there are tweaks and alterations that set it apart from the game enough to justify it as it's own separate title. Not only changing the weapons that the skills constitute and the armor and apparel to go with the new, much more advanced and recent setting than Warband, but to go with that, they added guns and grenades (Hence 'Fire and Sword'.) which is my favorite selling point in this game, because of this, they changed the ranged infantry from Archers to Marksmen, whom you can command to form rows thanks to the new additions to the order-giving system this game has. However, Fire & Sword also shares the two infamous gripes I have with Warband: Frustration with regards to difficulty, and as mentioned in the Warband review, letting a snail win a race to you while you're -riding a horse.- Oh well, just like Warband, this gets a 9/10, an impressive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
It is a great game it has the features of warband well some and it has alot of game types but it is not the best mount and blade it can get very fun sime times and it just seems to me like i am cowboy sometimes or fighting for Sweeden
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
My least favorite part of the game is the map. It has very few landmarks. I liked the feel of the warband map where you had different kinds of terain. It is all flat and bland in with fire and sword. But hey, guns.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Not as good as Warband but still addictive.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
157.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
tha shood add a steam work shop for it
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Complete ♥♥♥♥. Do not waste your money. Buy the much better Napoleonic Wars.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Between the guns, inability to do much without joining a faction and so on. There is no reason to get this when Warband exists and has plenty of mods as well as DLC to support its longevity.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
137.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
I like the game, its like anny other Mod - M&B game out there.
Alltough if you are looking for somting new, you wont find it here. Just get warband and mod it, you get the basic same experience.
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